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Rest in Peace, Ari-Up of The Slits

Ari-Up (Arianna Forster), the wildchild/frontwoman of seminal post-punk outfit The Slits, passed away on Wednesday, October 20. Between The Slits’ two albums (Cut in particular) & New Age Steppers, she paved the way for most young ladies brandishing a guitar today, which is a wonderful thing indeed.

Her influence on today’s fempunks, whether they acknowledge her or not, is unfathomable. Here’s to you, Ari-Up. You were never a typical girl.

The Slits – Typical Girls

The Slits – Instant Hit